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Economy, International, Politics

Canada will defend its aluminum industry, says official

The federal government will “always defend Canada’s aluminum sector and its workers,” a Canadian official said Tuesday after Bloomberg reported that the Trump administration planned to reimpose tariffs. If Canada declines to impose restrictions on its exports of aluminum to »

Economy, Society

Canadian government invests $30 million to support Quebec tourism industry

The Canadian government is investing $30 million to support Quebec’s tourism sector,  according to a press release from the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) on Tuesday.  Out of the $30 million of funding, $13.5 million will be given »

Economy, Health

New Bank of Canada governor warns of a ‘bumpy’ road ahead

The new head of the country’s central bank is advising Canadians to prepare for a “prolonged and bumpy” road to recovery from the economic effects of COVID-19. Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem said Monday the central bank expects to »

Canada and Mexico have reached an agreement that will allow temporary agricultural workers to resume coming to Canada. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC)

Economy, International

Mexico halts ban on farm workers coming to Canada

Temporary farm workers will–once again–be allowed to resume coming to Canada following an agreement reached Sunday tightening up safety measures in the face of COVID-19. Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the Temporary Agricultural Workers Program (PTAT) had »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

The passing of “Mr. Canola”

Most Canadians have never heard of him, but in the agriculture industry he was a well-liked ‘star’. He was Phil Thomas who died on June 13 in Lacombe Alberta at age 76. In Canada’s agriculture world he was known as »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Survey shows Canadian interest in a universal basic income

The idea is that everyone should get enough money to live on, job or not, to a level at least up to the poverty line in Canada through a monthly benefit. A new national poll by the non-profit  Angus Reid »

Economy, International, Society

International stolen vehicle operation discovered

Canada, Italy, Turkey, Libya Dozens of stolen vehicles originally from the greater Toronto area, have just been discovered and recovered in an international police operation. The collaboration involved York Regional Police Services (near Toronto), the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Cleanup after ‘monster’ storm ravages southern Alberta

Things were looking fairly good this season for farmers across a large area of southern Alberta, Then came the weekend. A ‘monster’ hail storm, with some funnel clouds seen, tore across the prairie province destroying crops, many of them entirely. »

Economy, Politics

COVID and the Canadian economy, ‘deep hole’ says central bank governor

The newly installed Bank of Canada Governor, Tiff Macklem, in his first public statement has indicated recovery is still a long way off for the country. On Tuesday he said the central bank for the moment is focussed on “monetary »

Economy

Inflation rate falls to -0.4% in May, second month in a row below zero

Canada’s inflation rate fell 0.4 per cent on a year-to-year basis in May, as cheaper gasoline prices pushed inflation below zero for the second month in a row, the national statistics agency reported Wednesday. Excluding gasoline, inflation rose 0.7 per »